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GEORGIA PRIMARY | In-person advance voting begins Monday

GEORGIA PRIMARY | In-person advance voting begins Monday

ATLANTA -- Georgia voters can now cast an in-person advance
ballot for the presidential primary.

Voting by mail for the March 6 contest began in late January,
but Monday is the first day when residents can turn out to advance
voting sites to cast their ballots in person.

Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul are
competing for a share of Georgia's 76 delegates in the GOP primary.
That's the most delegates of any of the 10 states holding elections
on Super Tuesday.

The Georgia Secretary of State's office is encouraging residents
to go to its website for more details.

Take a romantic weekend trip for Valentine's Day

Take a romantic weekend trip for Valentine's Day

ATLANTA -- Be spontaneous this Valentine's Day -- take a spur-of-the-moment trip to beautiful High Point, N.C., and spend less while doing so!

This weekend's DealChicken Atlanta deal is a two-night stay at the historic J.H. Adams Inn, former home to John Hampton "Hamp" Adams and his family. Pay just $194.99 for this incredible offer, which includes a full continental breakfast, a $100 food voucher to Hampton's and a $50 spa voucher -- normally a $389.98 value.

Learn more about the J.H. Adams Inn at www.jhadamsinn.com. It is located at 1108 North Main Street in High Point, roughly 5-and-a-half hours northeast of Atlanta.

This deal expires on August 10, 2012.

WEEKEND EVENTS | Valentine's Day and 5K's

ATLANTA -- There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We've listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

On Friday night, the FOX Theater will bursting at the seams with screaming 'tween girls and their generous parents. The SCREAM Tour is making at stop in Atlanta. This year, the annual concert features: Diggy Simmons, Jacob Lattimore, Jawan Harris, OMG Girls, TK and Cash. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster of the FOX Theater box office. 

The Atlanta Ballet is staging a World Premiere of Twyla Tharp's "The Princess and the Goblin" as a Sunday matinee. The performance begins at 2 p.m. at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center. Tickets range between $20 to $120. 

Love Letters in the Digital Age

Love Letters in the Digital Age

It's rare anymore for someone to sit down and hand-write a love letter.  It's too easy to type a quick text, email or Facebook post to a loved one.  Not only has the communication format changed but the language as well.  Instead of emotional elegance on paper, we have abbreviations and emoticons.  But, a new exhibit called "With Love" in Woodruff Library on Emory's campus is showing off the days of old featuring love letters, telegrams, poetry and much more.

For more information about the exhibit, click here: http://bit.ly/love_exhibit

EMORY | Al-Jazeera Washington chief to give lecture

ATLANTA -- Al-Jazeera Washington Bureau Chief Abderrahim Foukara is headed to Emory University.

Foukara will deliver a public lecture titled "The Arab Spring: Between the Freedom of the Future and the Shackles of the Past" on Feb. 17. The lecture is presented by The Halle Institute for Global Learning and the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies.

The free event begins at 4:30 p.m. in Winship Ballroom, Dobbs University Center, 605 Asbury Circle.

Foukara is Al-Jazeera's Washington bureau chief and host of "Min Washington" ("From Washington"), a weekly round-table show on American political and cultural affairs. He first joined Al-Jazeera in 2002 as a Washington-based reporter before becoming head of its United Nations office.

MILTON | New Super 25 polls revealed as tournaments loom

MILTON | New Super 25 polls revealed as tournaments loom

ATLANTA -- There are no changes at the top of this week's HighSchoolSports.Net Super 25 high school basketball polls for metro Atlanta.

The Milton boys and the McEachern girls lead the way with region tournaments right around the corner.

Columbia, Douglas County, Westlake, and Shiloh complete the boys top 5, with Marist checking in at 21 and Pope at 24 this week.

Wesleyan, Norcross, North Gwinnett, and Parkview round out the girls top 5, with Westlake at 21 and Decatur at 25 this week.

The metro Atlanta Super 25 polls are computer-generated and produced by USA Today for Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.Net each week.

Don't forget to join us for High School Sports.Net Friday night at 10:30 p.m. on MYATL-TV36 and on 11Alive at 11:20 p.m.

 

Ga. to have statewide tornado drill

Ga. to have statewide tornado drill

ATLANTA -- Counties and cities across Georgia will participate in a statewide tornado drill.

The drill is scheduled for Wednesday about 9 a.m. by the National Weather Service. A special test message will be issued on NOAA weather radio and some counties and cities will sound their tornado sirens as part of the drill.

The event is part of "Severe Weather Awareness Week" in Georgia where state officials are encouraging families to develop emergency plans and buy a NOAA weather radio to receive alerts.

In the event of bad weather Wednesday, the drill will be moved to Friday.